Station cone markers and station signs for Racetrack Fitness
The student will:
Participate in Musical Hoops demonstrating agility and fast reaction time.
Participate in the Partner Racetrack Fitness to improve aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
Participate in the Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament in class demonstrating good sportsmanship and using proper table tennis form.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Players are given a locomotor movement to perform over and around hoops spaced on the floor while the music is played. When the music stops, the students step inside the nearest empty hoop. Remove 1 hoop each round.
1 hoop per student on floor
For a social aspect to the activity, specify they must get in a hoop with one other person when the music stops. Give them a few seconds to ask their partner a question or just deliver a greeting. Increase the number of students required to get inside a hoop.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Partner Racetrack Fitness
Students begin work with a partner at one of five or six stations in the gym or on a field outside. The stations are arranged in a circle or rectangle around the area. Each station has a sign with five or six exercises or stretches to perform. On the start signal, one partner begins the first exercise or stretch on the card, while the other partner jogs around the perimeter of the stations. After the jogging partner returns, the partners switch roles and move down the list of activities on the cards.
Assign partners to a station to begin.
The teacher can change the locomotor movement for the students going around the cones. For example, in addition to jogging, students can do carioca steps, slide, run backward, skip, or hurdle around the stations. The signs at the stations might include stretches, jumping jacks, crab kicks, treadmills, sit-ups, push-ups, body twists, and other variations. Continuous music can be used to motivate students. Stability balls and medicine balls can be added to the racetrack stations.
Lesson Focus and Closing Activity Combined (20-25 Minutes)
Create Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament
Have teams determined ahead of time or use Whistle Mixer to determine teams.
Assign teams to tables for tournament play.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What can you do to improve your reaction time in games like Surfs Up.
What was the most challenging aspect of the Tournament play?
Are you ready to continue tomorrow?
Are there any questions about the rules of the game?